The show, produced by Olga Danylyuk and Ivan Putrov, had a huge success on one of the most famous world stages - Sadler's Wells Theater. All tickets were sold-out and the audience enjoyed an evening of high-class ballet. The gala became a unique presentation of Ukrainian performance art on the UK stage and showcased the world-renowned traditions and innovation of the modern Ukrainian ballet school.
The performance marked the debut of the Ukrainian National Ballet on the British theater stage. Leading Ukrainian dancers - Olesya Shaitanova, Khrystyna Shevchenko, Denys Cherevychko and Natalia de Froberville - who are now the headliners of the world theater stages, together with the soloists of the Ukrainian national ballet performed on the same stage with the stars of the Royal and English National Ballets. The ballet program included not only ballet classics like "The Dying Swan", "Don Quixote", "Diana and Acteon", "Corsair", "Suite en blanc (Cigarette Solo)", "Sylphides", "Grand Pas Classique", "La Bayadere" , "Forest Song", Ukrainian Hopak, but also presented the world premiere of modern ballet "System A/I " (A/I - artificial intelligence) by choreographer Louis Ondiviela and dramaturge Olga Danylyuk. The futurological plot of the play "System A/I" prompted the audience to imagine a romantic relationship between man and robot.
Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom:
"In 30 years, there has never been such a great Ukrainian ballet in London as there is today. This is very important not only for us - Ukrainians, but also for British citizens who will see Ukrainian ballet. We want to present a new modern Ukraine, but with a classic history. "
Olga Danyliuk, director of I-Do Lab and producer of the Ukrainian Ballet Gala:
"I wanted to present Ukraine in a language that would be understood in all parts of the world. The language of dance is universal and heard by hearts of both Ukrainian and British audiences. The gala is the best representation of Ukraine and a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Independence. "
The event was sponsored by Ukrainian companies ICU and Ferrexpo.